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John Cooper Clarke (born January 25, 1949) is a performance poet from Salford, Lancashire, England, affectionately known as the Bard of Salford. He is often referred to as a punk poet, having initially achieved recognition in the late 1970s amidst the flourishing punk movement. His recorded output has mainly centred around musical backing The Invisible Girls, featuring Martin Hannett, Pete Shelley, Bill Nelson and Steve Hopkins.

The song "Evidently Chickentown" became known to a wide audience through its use in… read more

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  • goes to show that using a sweeter/crooner voice and a sadder/slower melody will always make the majority like a song more. i love going to that website with all his poetry posted on there, punk poetry, seems a genre almost contradictive. back to arctic monkeys, the first one to see in such an apparently stupid combination a disturbing picture, a lonely monkey freezing and feeling far from home. there would almost Not be an alex without a john. keep watching us, dark sir.
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  • Poesía pura.
  • Want to know about some of the quality shows happening in Liverpool this month? Check out our monthly feature in which we take you by the hand and tell you about upcoming shows from Jah Wobble, The Cribs, John Cooper Clarke and The Invisible: http://www.audioapocalypse.net/2012/10/the-hunt-for-gig-october-this-month-in.html
  • Evidently John Cooper Clarke - BBC 4 (UK) tonight Wed 30th May 2012 10:00pm
  • Happy birthday, Mr. Clarke! It's an honour to share my birthday with you!
  • "You went to a progressive psychiatrist. He recommended suicide..."

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